No. 8 St. Francis got defensive Friday night to defeat host Sheldon 39-33 in a Delta River League girls basketball game at Sheldon High.
Margaret Chavez led St. Francis (13-9, 4-3) with nine points. Alyna Kanae and Janae Hair topped Sheldon (10-13, 4-3) with eight points each.
In other girls top 20 games reported to The Bee:
NO. 9 PLEASANT GROVE 51, PONDEROSA 42 - Dejza James' 16 points led the Eagles (16-7, 4-3) over the Bruins (13-11, 2-5) in a DRL game in Shingle Springs.
NO. 12 RIO AMERICANO 55, CORDOVA 32 - Elizabeth Moulton had 20 points and three assists; Daizy Wilson had 14 points and four rebounds; and Emily Hansen had eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Raiders (21-3, 7-0) downed the Lancers in a Capital Athletic League game.
NO. 19 RIVER CITY 40, LIBERTY RANCH 37 - The Raiders (17-8, 10-0) stayed unbeaten with the Sierra Valley Conference win over the Hawks.